Summer is here! And pool parties on the agenda this year with 87% of pool owners planning an event! This year, more than ever, families and friends are relishing the opportunity to catching up and spend the day together. Think long lazy days by the pool, BBQ's , Christmas gatherings and of course pool parties! But is your backyard safe and ready to protect guests of all ages? We want to make sure that you enjoy this festive season, by keeping you and your family safe in and around the pool.
57% of pool owners are NOT
checking fence safety enough each year
Kids who drown in pools most commonly gain access to the pool area through a faulty gate or fence. These types of unnecessary tragedies are something we want to eradicate! The National-Check-Your-Pool-Gate Month campaign has been created to remind every pool owner of the vital need to ensure fences, gates, latches and hinges are secure and in top working order. Every pool owner should be confident they have a safe pool zone. Pool owners should conduct comprehensive safety checks at least once a season, but especially in summer, when the highest incidences of drownings occur.
Drowning prevention is every pool owner’s responsibility so let’s work together during National Check-Your-Pool-Gate Month to make our backyards are safer for little ones! There are over 2.7 million pools across Australia and if every one of those pools was checked for safety each year, it would go a LONG way in reducing our toddler terrible drowning stats.
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